Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fête du Vin Nouveau

Last Sunday (20 November) was the Festival of the New Wine in Taradeau. It’s the big event in the village and in its present form this was its 30th year . Although, as regular readers know, we normally go to … Continue reading

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A Courmettes wedding

As we have mentioned more than once, Les Courmettes is widely used as a setting for wedding celebrations. A reminder here to those of you unfamiliar with the French situation: French marriages fall into two parts. The first is the … Continue reading

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Trump, kites and flags

Unfortunately, we have to start with Donald. We haven’t talked to a vast number of people here yet but there has clearly been a great deal of consternation. The French are now firmly confirmed in a long-held suspicion that the … Continue reading

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Correns and the fickle nature of fame

It’s been a bad time for celebrities in our area. First of all we heard that Johnny Depp was selling up about 15 miles away. It’s not so much a house but rather an entire hamlet near Plan-de-la Tour: the … Continue reading

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